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2019 IJA Fest Preview

As the 2019 IJA Festival Director, I wanted to take another opportunity to share with you all of the wonderful things that will be happening at this year’s event. There will be many workshops happening each day that aren’t listed here, but the schedule can be viewed by clicking here. Let’s take a look at each day’s schedule of events. …

IJA Tricks of the Month May by Dalton Sessumes from USA | Leviwand

This IJA Tricks of the Month video has been made in partnership with Flow Arts Institute! https://www.youtube.com/flowartsinstitute My name is Dalton Sessumes, and I am a multidisciplinary artist living in Austin, TX USA. Originally from Sacramento, California, I moved to Texas with my family when I was one year old- leaving me with no memories of my birthplace but holding …

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EJC Mini Interviews

The European Juggling Convention (EJC) is the largest juggling convention in the world and this year’s event will take place in Newark, Great Britain from August 3-11, 2019. Come join us for 9 days of juggling utopia in the British countryside. Ticket prices go up June 1, so pre-register today! There are many other options including day tickets and youth …

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The Israeli Juggling Convention 2019 – Review

A small group us us went over to the 26th Israeli Juggling Convention. Here are all of things that I saw and I did, mixed in you may find information about the actual convention. Friday – Pre-Travel – Leg 1 I met with Ed at Kings Cross Station, and where else but platform 9 3/4 ? When I arrived, he …

A Parody Juggling Act From 1896

Occasionally, I am introduced to an old book or other literature about juggling of which I was completely unaware. This is the case for the 1896 book Bunkum Entertainments, written by Robert Ganthony. Ganthony wrote several books on variety arts, but this is the one that includes a chapter on juggling. The act that he describes in the book is …

The Cabooter Family – Part 2 (Jean Claude)

In Part 1 of this two part series, we looked at the Cabooter Brothers, better know in the juggling world as Rudy Bolly and Alain Diagora. In this article, we will examine Rudy’s son, Jean Claude, who became even more famous than his father and uncle. Jean Claude Jean Claude Cabooter is one of the greatest foot jugglers of all …

Waldo – A Juggler In Need

  Many readers will be familiar with IJA Lifetime Member and well-known professional juggler Waldo (Paul Burke). Waldo was a mainstay at IJA Conventions and other juggling festivals during the 1980s and 1990s. Besides his solo work, he is also known for his partnerships with Arsene (Didier Dupin) and Woodhead (Mark Keppel). Waldo was in a major motorcycle accident on …

The Cabooter Family – Part 1 (Rudy Bolly and Alain Diagora)

If you ask even the biggest fans of juggling history to tell you about the Cabooter Family of jugglers, they will probably stare blankly back at you. That’s because all of the well-known members of the family have used stage names in their work. Let’s take a look at the first of these. Rudy Bolly Rudy Bolly was the stage …